Events & Media


Film Premiere - Launch Event at Tyneside Cinema (9th April 2015) - Introduced by Dr Geraldine Strathdee, NHS England's National Clinical Director for Mental Health

PowerPoint Presentations

Professor Richard Thomson - Welcome
Dr Darren Flynn - Background to the film and introduction to the production team
Dr Geraldine Strathdee - Introduction
Slideshow displayed during the wine reception

Films of the Presentations and Interactive Panel Discussion

Photographs of the launch event:

Patent Experience Network National Awards (PENNA), The Rep, Birmingham (11th March 2015)

The film production team were shortlisted as finalists in two categories: Access to Information; and Partnership Working to Improve the Experience

Pilot Screening Event, Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne (21st May 2014)

This was a screening of an early version of the film. The audience from the local mental health community were asked for their comments and feedback on how to improve the film (which was premiered on the 9th April 2015)

Invited screenings and presentations:


Visit of Frank Bruno MBE to Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University

Press Release: Newcastle University and mental health charity launch new film:

Mental health - a matter for us all (The Journal, J2, pp15,16; also Comment, p18)

Breaking the stigma: mental health in focus (27th April, The Courier Online)

Shields Gazette. Mayor of South Tyneside backs new mental health film (24th May 2015):

Darren Flynn was interviewed by Metro Radio: Shared decision making – why it is important for mental health? 13th April 2015

Darren Flynn appeared on NE1fm ( Elders Council. Everyone’s Tomorrow Today programme. Maintaining mental health while we age. 5th June 2015

Other websites that report on the film: